Grammy Salute to Hip-Hop to Tape in August: What We Know About 50th-Anniversary Special

If the all-star salute to hip-hop’s 50th anniversary at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards left you wanting more, the Grammys go further. On his August 11th, the 50th anniversary (to date!) of his back-to-school party in the Bronx, which many point to as the beginning of hip-hop culture, a special two-hour tape of him for the Grammy brand will be taped. will be CBS plans to air the special later this year.

Questlove, who curated a 15-minute spot on Sunday’s Grammy telecast, will play a role in the special, though his exact title is yet to be determined. Grammy telecast executive his producer Jesse Collins will produce the special.

Many assume that the success of the Grammy telecast spot prompted CBS to rush production of the special, but a source said the special would have a segment on the telecast. It was made before anyone knew.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. hinted at the upcoming special in a statement announcing the telecast segment. “For 50 years, hip-hop has not only been the defining force of music, but has had a profound impact on our culture.” We are proud to be honoring it on the Grammys stage in such a spectacular way.This is just the beginning of a year-long celebration of this important musical genre.”

Questlove mentioned the upcoming special in a tweet after her Grammy win. As to why certain artists were booked for hip-hop tributes and others weren’t, he tweeted:

A Grammy-televisioned hip-hop segment featuring three dozen rap acts garnered universal praise. billboard‘s Joe Lynch pegged it as the greatest telecast performance. (especially the one that eventually became a dominant genre in American music), this poignant medley brought a charged personality to life. Delivery, unpredictable prosperity make hip-hop a global force.”

The segment was produced by Questlove, Collins, Fulwell 73’s Patrick Menton, creative producer Fatima Robinson, and Questlove manager and LNU president Shawn Gee. The segment is part of Paramount Global’s company-wide initiative to mark his 50th anniversary in hip-hop.

The Grammy Awards have not always been supporters of hip-hop. The Grammy Awards did not have a category dedicated to rap or hip-hop until his 1988 awards ceremony, which took place on February 22, 1989. The first hip-hop recording to win a Grammy Award (Best Rap Performance). However, they were not invited to appear on the show that year.

A year later, on February 21, 1990, the duo became the first hip-hop act to perform at the Grammy Awards. Will Smith on “I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson” with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Both Questlove and Collins are greatly honored for their work. Questlove is a documentary director who won both an Academy Award (first time) and a Grammy Award (sixth time) in 2022. summer of the soulCollins is the first executive producer to win a Primetime Emmy Award in 2022. Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Centwas selected as an excellent variety special (live).

CBS, which has aired the Grammys telecast since 1973, will air its second Grammy-branded special this year. Grammy Awards to the Beach BoysThe latest in a series of “Grammy Salute” specials, this special will tap at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday, February 8th.

Of course, the Beach Boys and hip-hop are in very different musical worlds, but it’s worth noting that the Beach Boys had quite the hit in 1987 (a No. 12 hit on the Hot 100). boy. The two groups teamed up for The Surfaris’ remake of his 1963 classic Wipeout.

The fact that the quintessential American vocal group teamed up with a rap group 36 years ago is testament to hip-hop’s reach and endurance, as if it needed more.

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